Thursday, January 21, 2010

3rd Time Was The Charm!!

  This is how I feel after a long Painting session!!  Exhausted!!  

Hey Ya'll,

Today's post will be very short.  Some of you may be giving thanks!  LOL!  Before I forget, I have posted an e-mail address in the upper right hand corner of my blog, that I can be reached through in case anyone wanted to discuss anything privately with me.  I rarely check it out, so if you do use it, please let me know through the blog so I know to go read it.  Otherwise, it could be weeks before I check it!!  But at least it is there if you want to contact me.

Today I was finally able to get some paint on the canvas again!  Hence the Title, today was the 3rd attempt to paint these petals.  Yesterday, I attempted to paint, but I still couldn't get the color the way I wanted!  So today, I decided to paint the Plumeria Blossoms a different color.  After painting for about 6 hours, I managed to get 2 of the petals painted.  Now I only have 9 more to go!!  Yikes!!  Sorry Aggie, the painting won't be exactly like the photo I am basing it on (but when are my paintings ever like what I based them on).   I hope you will like it anyway!

In reading other blogs yesterday & today, I realized that I missed my 2 month Bandiversary!!  It was yesterday.  Oh well.  It isn't like it is a quarterly mark, like 3 Month, 6 Month, 9 Month, 1 year!!  And since I haven't been eating right, thus not losing weight!  I am not too worried that I missed the Bandiversary.

Monday, I go in for my 2nd Fill.  I am not too thrilled about the Fill that I got last Month!  When we talked with my Surgeon after my Surgery, we asked him how his office was with Fills.  He said that they were pretty generous with them.  He claimed that he usually places 2 cc's in the Band during Surgery & that at the First Fill, they usually give 3-5 cc's, then another 2-3 cc's on the 2nd Fill.

Now let me tell you!!  So far, he was dead wrong!  His NP agreed that I did currently have 2 cc's in the Band, but she only gave me a 1 cc Fill!!!!  Then, she said that she usually gives only .5 cc - 1 cc's in the 2nd Fill!!  Since I can eat anything that I want & as much as I want, we are going to really push for at least 1 cc's if not 1.5 cc's!!  I will keep you posted after my appointment.

Well, I can't think of anything else that I wanted to say, so I guess that I will go for now.  Till next time.

Aloha My Friends  :) 



THE DASH! said...
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Anonymous said...

You need to tell the NP the expectation the doctor set...I can honestly say I didn't feel restricted until I got to 5.5cc's. She can't go back on what the doctor told you, she works under his license! Make them work for you, they really do ya know!

THE DASH! said...

Oops stuff up my end.. sorry, had to delete.. try again. lol Good luck with your next fill!

TJ said...

I thought you were going to say that your 3rd fill was the one!! I was almost jumping up and down in my seat :) I hope your second fill goes well. I am on my way to my 3rd fill today and am hoping to get some restriction! I have 6ccs (out of 11) and I have not idea what her plan is for today. I almost want 1cc more, but as Cara said I don't want to get too much either... *sigh*

carla said...

Hopefully you can convince then to give you a generous fill if you are feeling no restriction.

Debi said...

Thanks everyone!! I doubt that I can get her to give me more than 1 cc's, but I will let you know! In fact, I am hoping for at least 1 cc. But I know that 1 cc probably won't do anything for me!!

TracyZ said...

Thank you for following my blog! I will be catching up on yours as well this week.

I hope you have a good fill at the doctor's office. If you have another "bad" fill with the NP, you should ask for your next appointment to be with the surgeon.

Better yet - I would insist that if the NP is only going to do 1 cc, that you request to see the surgeon first.

It was their job to set the correct expectations for you before you had the surgery! You have every right to at least ask the surgeon why the NP isn't following what he told you originally.

Nessa said...

Painting is pure, pleasurable therapy for me. Fun to know someone else enjoys it too! Will we see photos??? Good luck with the fill, I'm calling to bump my second one up, hoping to get in next week.

Debi said...

Thanks for the advice! I am definitely going to tell her what the Doctor told us & fight for at least 1 cc, but hopefully 1.5 cc's!! I'll let you know next week, what I ended up with!

It is nice to find someone else who likes to paint! I am not good, but like you said, it is a creative outlet & fun for me!

Yes, I will continue to post photos of my paintings as I finish them. I do have photos of all my paintings that I have painted so far in my Dec 16th post titled, "Onderland Yippe!!" if you are interested. But remember, I am a beginner & not very good at it!!

Girl Bandit said...

good luck with the next fill...I hope it gives you some restriction

Debi said...

Thanks Girl Bandit!! I hope so too!

Athena's Melting said...

Good luck with your next fill!